Associate Justice Christopher J. Dietzen

Minnesota Judicial Center
Supreme Court
(651) 297-7650

Associate Justice Christopher J. Dietzen
Education:

Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1973

Gonzaga University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1969


Personal:Born:  Yakima, Washington
 
Professional Experience:

Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 2008 - present

Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2004 - 2008

Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, Ltd., Bloomington, Minnesota, 1978 - 2004. Specialization in complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on real estate litigation and valuation disputes

Richter, Wimberly & Ericson, Spokane, Washington, 1973 - 1977


Professional Activities:

Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, Chair, May 31, 2015 - present; member, appointed September 2012

Member, Judicial Council, appointed July 1, 2015

Liaison Justice, Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, 2008 to present; served as Chair, 2005 - 2008.  Previously appointed as a member in 1998 and reappointed in 2004

Member, Commission on Judicial Selection, 2003 - 2004

Advisory Committee to Review the Code of Judicial Conduct and the Rules of the Board on Judicial Standards, appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2003

Civil Trial Specialist, Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, October 1988, and subsequently recertified up through present date

Minnesota State Bar Association Member, 1978 to present.  Hennepin County Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, 1984 to present.  Hennepin County District Ethics Committee, Vice-Chair of one of the Screening Committees and for one of the IRC panels.  Previously served as member and investigator from 1996 to 2004

Author, Dietzen, C.J. and Weaver, T.H., "Temporary Taking: Another Victory for Landowners," Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, Vol. 9, No. 1 (1988)

Reviewer of recent cases, Summary Reporter, 1995 - 1999

Reviewer of recent cases, Bench & Bar, 1999 - 2004

Author, "Regulatory Takings Claims: Lessons from Palazzolo v. Rhode Island," Bench & Bar of Minnesota, February, 2002